Journal of Organizational Culture, Communications and Conflict

Semiannual journal publishes theoretical and empirical works in business oriented areas of organizational communications and behavior, conflict resolution, and human resources management.

Articles from Vol. 13, No. 1, January

An Empirical Study of the Relationships between Leader, Member, and Innovative Operation in the High Tech Industry
INTRODUCTION After entering the WTO, business competition with other countries became even more fierce in Taiwan. The literature has noted that a firm will lose its market share if it does not innovate (Daft, 2004; Krause, 2004). Additionally, the...
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Liar! Liar! Your Pants Are on Fire: Deceptive Communication in the Workplace
INTRODUCTION "A lie would have no sense unless the truth was felt as dangerous." Alfred Adler Several centuries before the era of suspicion and performance indicators, the French philosopher Blaise Pascal noted that "mutual cheating is the...
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Moderating Effect of Supervisory Role Definitions and Employee Impression Management on the Relationship between Organizational Citizenship Behavior and Individual Outcomes: A Conceptual Framework
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Recently there has been a dramatic increase in research on Organizational Citizenship Behavior (OCB) or discretionary behavior that is not directly or explicitly recognized by the organization, but in the aggregate contributes...
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Negotiation Recognition and the Process of Decision Making
OBJECTIVE A basic process of human behavior is the ability to negotiate both in interpersonal and organizational interactions. There is a large body of research on negotiator characteristics and the influence that these characteristics have upon...
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The Imperative for Teaching Business Writing in the Digital Age
INTRODUCTION This article is a description of a teaching tactic by two professors in an attempt to address business writing errors. The motivation was based on repeated observation of the same errors in online discussion postings, essay questions...
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The Influence of Training, Safety Audits, and Disciplinary Action on Safety Management
INTRODUCTION A safe workplace environment can improve labor productivity, reduce insurance premiums, and enhance the company's ability to compete in a global market. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics-IIF (2006) provides data on workplace recordable...
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To Speak or Not to Speak: Predictors of Voice Propensity
INTRODUCTION In recent years, several articles in both academic and trade publications have discussed the benefits of continuous learning in organizations. One of the conditions necessary but not sufficient for continuous learning is a process of...
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When Power Has Leaders: Some Indicators of Power-Addiction among Organizational Leaders
INTRODUCTION Power is the currency of leadership. Academics and non-academics alike have long acknowledged that leaders need and use power in order to help an organization accomplish its goals (Kets de Vries, 1999; Tanoff & Barlow, 2002). Correspondingly,...
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Will You Still Love Me When I'm 64? the Boomers at Work
INTRODUCTION "Retirement at sixty-five is ridiculous. When I was sixty-five, I still had pimples." George Burns The leading edge of the Boomer generation, those born in 1946, were 18 when the Beatles made their U.S. debut on the Ed Sullivan...
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